profiles and policies

Anders C. Thorsen anders at
Mon Nov 20 14:15:41 GMT 2000

On Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 04:07:24PM -0800, Neal Koss wrote:
> It's not the use of the roaming profiles that is the problem. I just don't 
> need them. My network is just the 2 computers in my home and I always logon 
> from my machine. But I'm sorry, I just don't understand what you meant by 
> the users saving their files.... I thought (for example, in Eudora) that I 
> was saving to a subdirectory of my main Eudora directory, but I find that 
> somehow Win98 and Samba have changed that to 
> C:\windows\profiles\neal\application data\qualcomm\eudora. I never set that 

This is a "feature" in Eudora... Windows/Samba did not actively change that,
altough Eudora did due to the presence of user Profiles on Windows

I believe that someone suggested
in smb.conf
LOGON PATH describes where the netlogon share is to be, and
where the logon scripts should be run from.

will tell WINDOWS not to copy the profiles.

> up! Similarly, some other programs have ended up with their data 
> directories there too. Are these being refreshed with each logon also? This 
> is what I am trying to avoid since it just adds time to the logon. Thanks....
> At 08:50 PM 11/20/00 +1100, eirvine wrote:
>  >Hi Neal,
>  >
>  >I have always used roaming profiles,
>  >so I've never tried to turn it
>  >off. However, If your users are
>  >saving their files to either the
>  >My Documents folder or on to their
>  >Desktop, then they are by default
>  >saving to their own profile, thus
>  >increasing its size, thus increasing
>  >the logon time.
>  >
>  >Perhaps you could convince your users
>  >to save somewhere better?
>  >
>  >Hope this helps.
>  >
>  >Eddie.
>  >
>  >Neal Koss wrote:
>  >>
>  >> Each time I log into the Samba network, The system seems to be copying a
>  >> large number of files from the Server to the client computer. I would
>  >> prefer that this not occur.
>  >>
>  >> My setup is just a small network and I do not require roaming profiles, but
>  >> I would like to see more rapid logons and logoffs. I use Windows 98 for my
>  >> clients and FreeBSD 4.1.1 on the gateway computer running Samba.
>  >>
>  >> Thank you



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